Tags: S&S violation

MSHA Issues Guidance on POV Corrective Action Programs

Apr 15, 2014

MSHA Issues Guidance on POV Corrective Action Programs

MSHA’s Pattern of Violations (POV) saga continues. On April 3, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a Program Information Bulletin (PIB) detailing the corrective action program (CAP) for mines facing a POV status. ...

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The State of S & S

Jul 01, 2013

Through two recent cases, the Review Commission is expanding what can be considered an S&S violation.   By Christopher G. Peterson   Many operators may not be aware of this, but we have been in a state of flux regarding significant and substantial (S&S) ...

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Where is S&S Going?

May 01, 2012

If it is upheld, the Cumberland case could expand the designation of S&S violations. By Arthur Wolfson A few years ago, I attended a mine safety seminar where one speaker lamented that the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and mine operators ...

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Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission addresses contractor liability issues

Aug 30, 2011

Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission addresses contractor liability issues

  by Adele L. Abrams, president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C. One of the more frustrating legal issues confronting those in the mining industry has been the application of the Mine Act’s “strict liability” framework to situations involving ...

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Unwarranted Unwarrantables

Mar 01, 2010

Strategies for getting paper reduced before the 110(c) investigation. By Donna Vetrano Pryor From 2000 to 2008, the total amount of elevated enforcement actions taken by the Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) for both coal and metal/non-metal increased 67 percent from ...

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